08.23.18

Senator David Perdue: The Goal Is To Get The Entire Job Done

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on passage of the third package of 2019 funding bills, including critical defense funding:

“Today, the Senate funded critical defense priorities to strengthen our military’s capabilities and provide long-term certainty for our men and women in uniform. With this funding package, Congress will have completed 90 percent of the federal government’s discretionary funding for next year. This is a step forward, but it’s still not good enough. The goal is to get the entire job done. In March, President Trump was clear when he said he will not sign another massive omnibus bill. We pushed for the Senate to work through August to avoid another last-minute spending battle. We are making progress, but there is more work to do.”

Senator Perdue is leading a push to expedite floor consideration of funding bills and President Trump’s nominees to make substantial progress before the end of the fiscal year on September 30. On May 10, a group of 16 senators sent a letter to Leader McConnell. On June 5, Leader McConnell updated the Senate calendar to extend the work period.

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Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.